I bet he saw the price on some metal ones and thought these were the same thing... But I wouldn't even pay $10 a pair for metal ones.
* Just because your eyes are closed, doesn't mean the lights in the darkroom are off. *
* When the film you put in the camera is worth more than the camera you put the film in... *
* When I started using 8x10, it amazed me how many shots were close to the car. *
This caught my attention as I purchased one locally as a spare last week: http://tinyurl.com/9n4m2gp
He really has no idea what he is handling ("shutter speed coupling ring"???) or how to cost it.
Often available for $10.00.
okay I couldn't help messaging this guy. here is the conversation thus far:
me: are these vintage or new reproductions? I ask because $9.99 each seems pretty cheap.
seller: the film that was on the spools dated back around 1994-1997 I dont know if you would consider that vintage or not.
me: as far as I know until about 1992 or so they were really well made but
sometime after then they started using cheaper plastic and making them
to less exacting tolerances, so if these are from 1994-1997 then
probably $9.99 apiece is reasonable. darn - thought I could get a
sweet deal Still, even the newer ones are a bit tough to come by
these days it seems.